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  1. Thursday, day 39. I had a horrible day yesterday and it didn’t end well. I looked back over my day and it’s no wonder why really, just a very stressful day at work and I didn’t even stop for a glass of water or any lunch. That’s never going to end well is it? today I got up early, went for a 6am run with my friend which was just lovely and then have had a better, less stressful day. Although probably still not enough water. I drank a litre once I got home though. This evening I am going out to a circuits class and then my dinner will be chicken thighs and salad/ veg. Last day at scho
  2. Wednesday morning, day 38. after my weekend went a bit awry I have gone right back to basics this week. Simple W30 food and really trying to eat more veg and drink more water at work. I’ve been trying to get more protein in as well, and fewer carbs. I go on holiday on Saturday and I cannot wait. This last few months has been very stressful and I need a break. I’m already worried/ thinking a lot about food. We are going with family and I know there will be alcohol every night. I am really quite determined not to drink every night as I know that I will feel horrible if I do. Food doesn’t
  3. @MadyVanilla you are doing so well! It sounds like you’ve really found your groove in your food freedom. I finished my w30 on Saturday and ended up drinking wine and then eating just a big load of everything! I haven’t got the moderation sorted yet. enjoy your next 2 workouts!
  4. After my first w30 I did pretty much 100% compliant food + wine for around 8 months and I still had the tiger blood and felt great. I find the food easy to be honest, certainly I find being super strict easier than any kind of moderation. I did drink last night, quite a lot, and today I feel wretched. Probably from lack of quality sleep more than anything. Feel tired and grumpy today. tonight we’re having roast chicken, roast potatoes and veg. While prepping the Sunday dinner I will prep some bits for the week ahead, I like to make my lunches in advance. my goal this wee
  5. So…… day 34. Last night I drank 2 glasses of white wine and ate some junk food. today I feel yuck! My stomach feels sloshy and empty. I’m drinking my coffee and bracing myself for morning bootcamp at 8am, one of my favourite fitness classes as I love being outdoors, but it’s a grey morning and I feel hungover! tonight I am going out, I have preordered my food as compliant as I can, so steak, veg, salad, no dairy/grains - my plan was always to have a drink tonight, but now I am reconsidering that as I want to do a long run tomorrow and that will be hard with a hangover. It was odd as I was
  6. Hi @doubledee yes I was starting to wonder where everyone was! Thanks for your encouragement.
  7. Day 32. Weighed in this morning and I have lost 7lbs which I’m really pleased with and it is all off my stomach so I look much slimmer feeling good, no plans to stop yet. I go on holiday in 10 days so will definitely keep it up til then. I may even continue while I’m away as it’s self catering at uk so no reason why I can’t just eat the way I have been at home. I will reintroduce wine though! Running with my friend tonight, food will be beef tikka curry and veg/salad overall, feeling really good and positive!
  8. Day…. 31! And I didn’t even clock it was day 30 yesterday, probably because I’m only just really starting to feel the tiger roaring so I have no intention of stopping just yet. I am going to continue with w30 food all the way but I may have a glass of wine at the weekend after a loooooong week. I didn’t even weigh myself as I wanted to on day 31! So I suppose that’s a positive sign that I am feeling good because I wasn’t counting the minutes to end, and I am in no way interested in any kind of chocolate, bread, cheese tonight. So all good. So here’s my positives in case anyone else b
  9. Sunday, day 28. I felt good today. Definitely feeling a little roar of the tiger now! Ran 5.5km and made good time, and other than that have had a nice relaxing day. I did some writing, something I love to do but I do have to feel right, it’s a sign that I am feeling good that I have managed to write something complete. another busy week ahead, with lots going on at work and Also lots of things with the children after school. I haven’t prepped any meals yet, just my mayo. Tomorrow I’ll take leftover meat from our roast and some salad although I have a lunchtime meeting so probably wo
  10. Saturday morning, day 27. My workout yesterday must have been tough as this morning I am feeling it in my core! Ran 13km with my friend this morning, felt good and it was a nice social slow run in the sun. I now feel justified to lounge in my hammock and read this afternoon in the sunshine.
  11. Day 26. Fri-YAY. This week has lasted 100 years! I felt really tired after work and dozed off on the sofa. Feeling hungry tonight and ate a fair bit of compliant food: fruit, meatloaf, nkd bar etc. I think just from a combination of exhaustion and waking early and probably not eating enough during the week. I’ve just eaten what I need tonight. I did a good workout, but haven’t made 10k steps today. tomorrow, doing my shopping for the week. I want to try some new recipes to have a push for the final few weeks.going for a run with my friend and it’s going to be sunny so it will hopeful
  12. Had you reintroduced wheat and dairy after your previous w30’s? Sounds like you’re very sensitive to either or both! You won’t have undone 30 days hard work, just go back to w30 for a few days and it will go. It sounds like you should reintroduce them separately to find out which one caused the bloating feeling so you can avoid it in future.
  13. Day 25. Woke early again today, 5.40! It’s the only thing about w30 I don’t enjoy! I’m feeling good though now I’m awake. I have (another!) really busy day ahead with lots of meetings scheduled. My food is prepped: I have meatloaf and sweet potato for lunch, and then chimichurri chicken for dinner. I’m going to try to get to the gym tonight but if it’s sunny I might go for a run instead. I’m aware that my appetite has really dropped away, I know I’m eating more protein this week and fewer carbs and the impact of that is that I don’t graze anywhere near as much and feel much more satisfied
  14. Day 24. I woke up early at 5.45 and will go out for a run once I’ve drink my coffee. I’m sleeping well at the moment but if I could get a few more minutes each night, I think it would really help me feel great. Another busy day ahead. My dinner tonight will be a Turkey mince and mushroom meatloaf and I really need to eat some extra veg as well. This will give me leftovers to have for lunch tomorrow as well. I feel so much better than I felt when I started out. I re-read my entries and my journal, where I had written all my woes and aches and pains! These are all so much improved! I’m
  15. Pm update on day 23. Had a very long day today, but felt good. No fuzzy head or White Noise in my brain. Don’t feel exhausted or craving junk food or carbs. I had tuna salad twice today, but in the evening I added avocado and extra mayo for some calories as I felt like I’d not eaten enough. tomorrow I am on a training course in the morning and have a meeting in the afternoon. I will take my lunch to eat But may need to eat in my car! water is my biggest target this week, I’m just not drinking enough and I don’t think about it at work because I’m so busy, it’s only when I st
  16. Hi @JennyB1977, I’m on day 22 but as these forums are SO quiet I thought I’d drop in an say hi anyway! How has your first day gone? my thread is in the W30 log section, I’ve had a rocky start and a few failed tries, this is my 4th or 5th W30. good luck!
  17. Day 23. I struggled to get to sleep last night, due to exercising late and not eating much carbohydrate yesterday I think. However according to Garmin I slept well and I feel quite well rested. Gearing up for a busy day! My food today will be a tuna salad with mayo and olives, and for dinner I have some smoked fish and sweet potato mash- so quite a fishy day! No workout today, I am too busy and I always try to have a rest day mid week. But I may have a short walk later if my steps are low. genuinely feel like I am the only person on this forum in the whole world! Feel free to say
  18. Day 22. Felt a spring in my step today, maybe a little roar of the tiger (finally!) . Had a stressful day at work and yet despite this I came home and did 3 hours housework as the house was looking really messy, then went to the gym and did a double class. I have a long day at work tomorrow, a long meeting which will generate lots of work and then a meeting after school, and then kids football with my son so it could be a tough day! Luckily I’m feeling good this evening so I will now go and do all my prep for tomorrow so it goes smoothly in the morning. food today: lots of protein! R
  19. Pm update- so I dozed off on the sofa for an hour and felt much better when I got up. Went out for a run. I’m now lying in my hammock relaxing, I do have loads of weekend chores to do to get ready for school/work tomorrow but I’m giving myself half an hour of chill time. I just bought a gift for myself, a 20kg dumbbell set for my home workouts, so looking forward to trying that tonight in a little hiit session!
  20. I agree. I found day 10 and 11 really tough. Then instead of the tiger blood at day 16, I just felt like I hit a wall. A few days of really focussing on eating more can help. Some salt added to food as well. I find w30 makes me wake early so after 2 weeks that is noticeable too, so I tried to catch up some sleep. I’m now day 20 and feel better
  21. Sunday, day 21. I don’t feel great today, Friday evening I had a bad stomach and this morning I feel quite delicate and queasy. I slept terribly again. I was going to go for a long run today but I am not feeling it this morning, my stomach feels really sloshy and my morning coffee feels harsh. I woke frequently in the night as well so maybe if I get an hours more sleep this morning I might feel better.
  22. Friday, day 19. I feel tired today. My period came, a few days early and without any warning (usually i suffer with luteal phase insomnia and get 2-3 days pmt before) so I feel heavy and bloated today. I have had a tough day at work and felt emotional and a bit grumpy. I’m craving carbs now and have eaten a few apples today I’m going for a nice run with my friend later, a slow one. I would love a glass of wine tonight to be honest as it’s Friday night and it’s been a long week and it will test my resolve to say no. If I have time this evening I will prep my shopping list for the week as th
  23. Thursday, day 18. Another good day. I’m starting to feel quite energetic now, considering I have been waking at 5.30 (annoying side effects of W30 for me unfortunately, it always happens). My appetite seems much calmer, in fact I only ate half my dinner and have saved the rest for lunch tomorrow as I felt full. I have drink a lot more water the last few days, forcing myself to drink 1 litre before work and 1 litre while I’m there, then a little more on the evenings. I feel like I’ve lost a little bit of weight, not so much in my clothes but I can see muscle definition more clearly on my arms a
  24. Wednesday, day 17. I’m not feeling the tiger blood yet because my weekend was so busy and draining, but I am definitely feeling better. More energised. Less fuzzy in the head after work. Since shopping on Monday I have felt quite motivated, I think I needed that kick up the bum a bit to get my head on track. I was doing it, but not really doing it. These lady two days I have felt much more ‘on it’. I go on holiday on 26th May so I have time for a really good focussed push now. food today was Tuna salad for lunch and pork stir fry for dinner. I ate some nut, fruit and seed mix at 3.30
  25. Race went well, a bit slower than last week but 1:58:51, under 2 hours, I’m happy with that. I did not enjoy it, I was not feeling rested and it certainly affected my performance and it just shows how important a positive attitude is with endurance sports. Anyway, no races now until 26th June! I will resume my hobby running later this week and my fitness classes too, but today I will rest. It’s bank holiday here in the uk so we are going for a day out to a nearby town to do a bit of summer shopping, kids need clothes and football boots, and I need to get myself some shorts that I can